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gremlin



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:20 pm    Post subject: fly with a microfilm lens Reply with quote

This was a test shot with a minolta microfilm lens and trying to get my lighting better. I was quite pleased with the way it turned out. 70 frames stacked in ZS and all taken on my converted microscope rig. It was a bit of a shock when the dust mite wandered into view, fascinating to watch it scavenging.



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rjlittlefield
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lighting looks good from here.

Nice shot of the dust mite!

--Rik
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leonardturner



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, in spite of the wandering mite! The little critters don't have enough respect for the difficulty they can cause in shooting a stack. Laughing

Leonard
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gremlin



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

leonardturner wrote:
Very nice, in spite of the wandering mite! The little critters don't have enough respect for the difficulty they can cause in shooting a stack. Laughing

Leonard


first time i've seen a mite, bit of a surprise but pleased he came along.
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gremlin



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rjlittlefield wrote:
Lighting looks good from here.

Nice shot of the dust mite!

--Rik


cheers, lucky to have seen it, first time for me
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:43 am    Post subject: Mite Reply with quote

I once found a mite working a dead beetle I had stored for over a year. It was still moving around. After that, when I would capture a Bumblebee, I would soak it in alcohol to release the mites and let the solution settle down once I had removed the bee. Then with a pipette I would draw some of the sediment from the jar and centrifuge it. Interesting what mites do show up.

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gremlin



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Mite Reply with quote

Olympusman wrote:
I once found a mite working a dead beetle I had stored for over a year. It was still moving around. After that, when I would capture a Bumblebee, I would soak it in alcohol to release the mites and let the solution settle down once I had removed the bee. Then with a pipette I would draw some of the sediment from the jar and centrifuge it. Interesting what mites do show up.

Mike

thanks i like the idea of that
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The stack came out really well, nice pic.

The dust mite brings back memories. I had one appear and proceed to trample all over the diatoms I was mounting. Fortunately it was on the keeper slide, not the mount itself. Still a nuisance though as it scattered a lot of diatoms that had been paired by size and was travelling up the row threatening to jumble the rest up. Until I stabbed it with a glass needle...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beatsy wrote:
The stack came out really well, nice pic.

The dust mite brings back memories. I had one appear and proceed to trample all over the diatoms I was mounting. Fortunately it was on the keeper slide, not the mount itself. Still a nuisance though as it scattered a lot of diatoms that had been paired by size and was travelling up the row threatening to jumble the rest up. Until I stabbed it with a glass needle...


Thank you, I'm making some progress now I have better diffuse lighting.

Must have been rather annoying watching that happen
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